row a threat to Australia's ties with Timor-Leste
Times August 15, 2018
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has held the position for five years but
made her first official visit to Timor-Leste, a country Australia helped
found, only two weeks ago.
might Jokowi's vice presidential pick mean for religious freedom?
at Melbourne August 14, 2018
few days before President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was scheduled to announce
his running mate in the 2019 presidential election, a statement made by
respected scholar of Islam and democracy Azyumardi Azra circulated widely
on social media.
on re-election, Widodo plays the Islam card
Times August 14, 2018
a country with the world's largest Muslim population of over 228 million
adherents, it might seem odd that Indonesian President Joko Widodo is worried
about the Islamic vote at next April's simultaneous presidential and legislative
past haunts his electoral future
Times August 14, 2018
that he is again the sole electoral rival to President Joko Widodo, the
checkered past of retired special forces general Prabowo Subianto will
likely come under another searching examination as Indonesia's 2019 presidential
election campaign clicks into high gear.
demand 1.5 years for Buddhist woman on 'azan' blasphemy charge
Post August 14, 2018
Chinese-Indonesian woman of the Buddhist faith in Tanjung Balai, North
Sumatra, faces a possible 1.5-year prison sentence after she was charged
with blasphemy for saying that the azan (the Islamic call to prayer) that
was blasted from a speaker of a mosque near her house was "too loud" and
"hurt" her ear.
sect Jellyfish Kingdom ruffles MUI's feathers
Post August 14, 2018
Serang Police and the local chapter of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI)
in Banten are investigating a religious cult called the Jellyfish Kingdom,
which locals believe to be "heretical" for their beliefs that Prophet Muhammad
was a woman.
Labor to condemn 'inappropriate' prosecution of spy Witness K and his lawyer
Guardian August 13, 2018
South Wales Labor will move a motion to condemn the "entirely inappropriate"
prosecution of former spy Witness K and his lawyer, breaking with the silence
of their federal colleagues.
president's running mate called for LGBTI activities to be criminalized
Star News August 13, 2018
Rights Watch expressed concern about the Indonesian president's running
mate, who has a history of clamping down on LGBTI people. Last week President
Joko Widodo selected Ma'ruf Amin as his running mate for the 2019 presidential
election. Amin is an influential figure in Islamic community.
Widodo's pick for veep says about Indonesian politics
China Morning Post August 11, 2018
a practising Muslim from a traditional Javanese heartland, President Joko
Widodo's Islamic credentials should be beyond question.
Widodo defends falling currency in unconventional ways
Asian Review August 11, 2018
President Joko Widodo is deploying series of defensive tactics some rather
unconventional ones to prevent the sell-off of the country's currency,
the rupiah, in financial markets.
permanently bans porn images on Google
Nation August 11, 2018
week, the Communications and Information Ministry announced its plan to
filter pornographic content by utilizing the SafeSearch feature in search
president highlights nationalism, religiosity amid VP pick concerns
August 10, 2018
president, Joko Widodo, brandished his nationalist and religious credentials
on Friday amid reports he had come under pressure from Islamic party allies
to accept a conservative cleric as running mate in next year's election.
President Widodo chooses conservative Muslim cleric for running mate
News August 10, 2018
President Joko Widodo has chosen a conservative Muslim cleric who has railed
against homosexuality and once issued a fatwa against secularism as his
running mate for next year's election.
Sandiaga officially register for presidential race
Post August 10, 2018
months of uncertainty, Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto and former
Jakarta deputy governor Sandiaga Uno officially registered as presidential
and vice presidential candidates at the General Elections Commission (KPU)
in Central Jakarta on Friday.
seemingly walking away, Democrats now officially backing Prabowo-Sandiaga
Jakarta August 10, 2018
sky did fall on the Democratic Party, metaphorically speaking, following
a whirlwind of political drama yesterday. But, despite their disappointments,
the party still decided to back Gerindra chairman Prabowo Subianto and
his running mate pick, Sandiaga Uno after the pair officially announced
their candidacy for April's presidential election last night.
expects stability ahead of 2019 election after candidates pick running
Globe August 10, 2018
business sector expects calm and stability to prevail in the period leading
up to next year's presidential and legislative elections, following announcements
by the two main candidates of their running mates on Thursday (09/08).
crime of anticommunism
Magazine August 9, 2018
Melvin's new book, The Army and the Indonesian Genocide, has been rightly
hailed as a breakthrough. Uncovering the actors behind the mass murder
of hundreds of thousands of Indonesian leftists (as well as the country's
Chinese racial minority), Melvin punctures a hole in the prevailing story
about the 1965-66 genocide.
is Ma'ruf Amin, Jokowi's running mate?
Post August 9, 2018
Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced his running mate on Thursday evening, eventually
picking nonpolitical party figure Ma'ruf Amin as his vice presidential
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